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A Concert Review
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May 23, 1998

The New World
Music Theatre

Tinley Park, IL

A Review and Photos by
The Dude on the Right

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Soul Asylum
Soul Asylum?  What ever did happen to Soul Asylum?  That seemed to be a question that would come up every now and again, and no one seemed to know the answer.  Well, I guess the answer is out, and that answer is that Dave Pirner and the boys have a new album out (ďCandy From a StrangerĒ), and are hitting the road.

Soul Asylum, for me, was always one of those bands I wanted to see, but never got the chance.  Iíll tell you this much, I wonít let that happen again, although coming off the Barenaked Ladies set, Soul Asylum just couldnít push the crowd to that entertainment envelope.  Donít get me wrong, they sounded great, and Dave even played a kazoo, but in all honesty, most of the crowd, seemed like, ďOh yea, they played that song,Ē but couldnít get into the performance.

Now, not seeing them before, I donít know if the band is known for their lack of stage presence, but as intense as they were, they just didnít connect with the crowd.  And what surprised me from the lack of crowd response was that the band did seem to do a great mix of intermingling their hits with lesser known and new songs.  I figured that in any case, the crowd would have at least done a little roller coaster ride of singing along, then not, then singing, etc.  But mostly the crowd just sat there.

I guess the Soul Asylum portion of this review will be short because there isnít much to say about them other than they sounded great, and as intense as the band was, it just didnít reach into the audience.  Iíll give them A SHRUG this time around, but even with that, Iím looking forward to seeing them in a smaller venue, with their fans to maybe help them along a little more.

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